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The Southern Arkansas University Research Station of the Arkansas Archeological Survey (AAS-SAU) is located on the SAU campus in Magnolia, Arkansas. The AAS-SAU Research Station is responsible for the archeological resources of 11 counties in southwestern Arkansas. The station territory stretches from the southern edge of the Ouachita Mountains to the Arkansas/Louisiana state Line, and incorporates the Great Bend region of the Red River. The late prehistoric and protohistoric inhabitants within the station territory were members of the Caddoan culture (in the west) and the Plaquemine culture (in the east). Among the important sites in the SAU station territory is Crenshaw, the earliest known Caddoan ceremonial center, and Historic Washington State Park, an antebellum town restored and interpreted by Arkansas State Parks and the Pioneer Washington Restoration Foundation.

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Kadohadacho News, April 2015

The most recent issue of the Kadohadacho News is out! Kadohadacho News 2015_04 The issue contains updates on: Geophysical work at cemeteries in Nevada and Union Counties Investigations at the Brunson House, in Historic Washington State Park Presentations around the state Upcoming talks!

Kadohadacho News: March 2015

The latest issue of the Kadohadacho News is out! Click the link to see about recent goings-on in Southwest Arkansas archeology! Kadohadacho News 2015_03

The first Kadohadacho News of 2015 is out!

The first edition of the Kadohadacho News for 2015 is out! Check it out for information on fieldwork at Dooley’s Ferry, Caney Cemetery, and the Samuels-Turner House, as well as an announcement of our upcoming speaker! Kadohadacho News 2015_02

Kadohadacho News, December 2014

Here is the Kadohadacho News for December of 2014! Highlights include: Mapping at Fort Lookout, Ouachita County Excavations at the Manley-Usrey site, Mississippi County Our December chapter speaker will be incoming station archeologist Dr. Carol Colaninno-Meeks. Join us at 7:00 in Bruce 104 on Tuesday, December 9. It’s our potluck meeting, so bring a dish… Read More